Tag Archives: water supply

Colorado River Named America’s Most Endangered River

American Rivers recently released a list of the top 10 most endangered rivers in the U.S. At the top of the list was the Colorado River, which supports more than 36 million people and sustains a variety of uses, from farming to recreation to habitat for endangered wildlife. Due to drought and increasing demand, the [...]

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NGWA Announces National Groundwater Awareness Week

March 10 to 16 is National Groundwater Awareness Week. Stormwater is intimately tied to groundwater. About one-quarter of all U.S. rainfall becomes groundwater, according to the National Groundwater Association (NGWA). Groundwater also feeds streams. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 30% of U.S. streamflow is from groundwater, though this number varies by location. Finally, [...]

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Melbourne Runoff Could Become State Property in Australia

A desalination plant that sits idle outside of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, highlights the difficulty of long-term water supply planning. The $3.5 billion desalination plant was designed during a period of drought. However, in the last 3 years, severe flooding has occurred, leaving Victoria reservoirs full. According to news sources, annual stormwater runoff in Melbourne, [...]

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California Dreaming – Advancing an Integrated Approach to Stormwater Management

Written by Alex Sandu and Simon Bluestone with MWH (Broomfield, Colo.) From flood control to water quality concerns, the stormwater paradigm has continued to shift in California. Now, as a result of increased water demand and scarcity issues, the state is searching for ways to leverage stormwater as a supply. The struggle lies in meeting [...]

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